DSE Assessments
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DSE Assessments

DSE are devices or equipment that have an alphanumeric or graphic display screen and includes display screens, laptops, touch screens and other similar devices.

As an employer, you must protect your workers from the health risks of working with display screen equipment (DSE), such as PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones.

The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 apply to workers who habitually use DSE  for a significant part of their normal work. These workers are described as ‘DSE users’

 

If you have DSE users, you must:

  • analyse workstations to assess and reduce risks;
  • make sure controls are in place;
  • provide information and training;
  • provide eye and eyesight tests on request, and special spectacles if needed;
  • review the assessment when the user or DSE changes.

 

Employers must also do an assessment when:

  • a new workstation is set up
  • a new user starts work
  • a change is made to an existing workstation or the way it’s used
  • users complain of pain or discomfort

 

 

What are the health risks with DSE?

 

Some workers may experience fatigue, eye strain, upper limb problems and backache from overuse or improper use of DSE. These problems can also be experienced from poorly designed workstations or work environments. The causes may not always be obvious and can be due to a combination of factors.

 

If you would like more information on DSE assessments or DSE assessor training, please contact Tony@acsrisk.com or phone Claire on 0141 427 5171